The centrepiece of the year is the annual R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament. Contested in St Andrews in April over 54 holes, the Tournament offers the winners, (male and female) a place on the International Team of the Arnold Palmer Cup to face the USA, being held, this year, at the Evian Resort in France. The event carries World Amateur Golf RankingTM points.
Individual applicants for Foundation scholarships must be in full-time tertiary education. Male applicants must hold a handicap of +1 or better, while female applicants must be 2 or below. Applications will also be considered from players who have been selected for a national team or squad, even if they do not meet the handicap requirements. Students based in the USA will not be considered for R&A Scholarships.
Applications for 2018/2019 will be accepted between 20 August and 12 October 2018.
The universities currently in receipt of funding are:
||NUI Maynooth||Pretoria, South Africa|
|Ulster||University of the Highlands and Islands|